Trauma and Young Children

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Date: Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Course #: WEB003

Time: 10 a.m.–11:30 a.m. CT

Location: WEBINAR

Cost: Free!

Credit Available: 0.2 CEUs; 1.5 SWCEUs; Approved by Illinois Early Intervention Training Project for 1.5 - Intervention


Approved by Illinois Early Intervention Training Project

This webinar addresses the concerning effects of exposure to webinar_picviolence and trauma on very young children and the impact of trauma on the developing brain and nervous system, as well as cascading effects on emotion regulation and behavioral health.  Manifestations of traumatic stress in early childhood will be presented to offer a better understanding of how to identify children affected by trauma. Diagnosis of traumatic stress disorders, including PTSD, will be discussed, as well as prevalence, course, and long term outcomes. The effects of trauma on caregivers will also be presented, including the disruption in the caregiver-child relationship exacerbates the effects of the trauma.

Auditing this webinar is FREE! 

If you require professional development credit, Erikson can provide it for a fee. Please contact Matthew Zaradich for more information at [email protected] 


Julie Rinaldi, Ph.D.

Julie Rinaldi, Ph.D., is staff psychologist in child and adolescent psychiatry at Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. Rinaldi is assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Her areas of interest include working with preschool children with behavioral and emotional problems, anxiety disorders, parent training, and developmental assessments for educational and treatment planning.

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